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Alameda High School (AHS) graduate and National Football League (NFL) hopeful Keelan Doss will participate in the NFL Combine at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis, Ind., this weekend.

Doss, who graduated from AHS in 2014, will be among more than 300 athletes to participate in the seven-day, invite-only event designed for NFL prospects. They will undergo agility skills tests and one-on-one interviews with NFL team personnel. Prospects will also undergo a full health evaluation by NFL doctors. 

Black politics in 1990s Alameda

In 1989, Clayton Guyton and Modessa Henderson sued the City of Alameda for discriminatory housing policies. The two Black residents of the Buena Vista Apartments were among hundreds who just two years earlier faced massive rent increases.


At its Feb. 19 meeting, the City Council discussed and took action on the city’s Open Government Commission’s (OGC) decision to declare a pair of ordinances relating to cannabis businesses null and void. The Council voted 4-0 to reconsider ordinances 3227 and 3228 at a future meeting. Councilmember Tony Daysog abstained.

Both ordinances regulate cannabis businesses. Ordinance 3227 involves the regulatory rules of marijuana businesses in Alameda, while Ordinance 3228 deals with the land-use zoning of potential marijuana businesses.

The courts and the state of California recently delivered bad news to the Friends of Crab Cove (FOCC). The organization is fighting to stifle Alameda Point Collaborative’s (APC) plans to open a wellness center in the now-shuttered federal government buildings on McKay Avenue. FOCC has long protested the idea of opening such a center, hoping instead to have the area reserved for open space. The organization successfully created Measure B, which will appear on the ballot in a special election on April 9. If passed the measure would create open space.

“The Alameda City Council and I are delighted to announce that we have unanimously selected Eric J. Levitt as our new City Manager, effective April 12,” stated Alameda Mayor Marilyn Ezzy Ashcraft. “With 18 years of city management experience, we are confident Levitt will be an effective leader to our very talented group of department heads and city staff.”